What are the rules for coming back as a ghost? Is it "anyone who has unfinished business" or is it more stringent and need a bunch of different factors? If someone dies of a supernatural cause does that cancel out the ghost factor? For example, the men that became loupgarous, when they died as monsters did that cancel out any chance to become ghosts or did they kinda die when they transformed and could've become ghosts then? Sorry as a fellow Sylvia I'm just really curious about your ghosts lol
My ghosts follow pretty typical American ghost lore: Becoming a ghost is rare and not fully understood, but involves a very strong emotional reaction or connection, usually in conjunction with an untimely death. Ghosts are essentially just residual feelings and require some sort of resolution in order to dissipate. Humans cannot force becoming a ghost, or predict it, but our society superstitiously works to prevent the conditions that lead to becoming a ghost in the form of funerals and other burial traditions.
There’s three types of ghosts in American mythos: ghosts that haunt places, ghosts that wander, and ghosts that haunt people. The emotions and death scenario that created a ghost determine what sort of ghost develops, i.e. if a person were separated from a loved one and then died suddenly, they might become a wandering ghost that seeks their loved ones.
Sylvia haunts a place, Danielle ended up being a ghost that haunted a person (poltergeist). We’ll explore ghosts that wander later on.